Bhavana Offset powers expansion with ROLAND 700 HiPrint

With the installation of their first four colour ROLAND 700 HiPrint press, Vijayawada based Bhavana Offset Printers has expanded their operations. This medium size press is the latest addition in the company’s plant located in the second largest printing hub in Andhra Pradesh. With this installation, Bhavana has enhanced its print products portfolio such as commercial brochures, invitations and packaging jobs catering to the neighboring towns in the state too.

Founded by Guttikonda Ramesh Babu in the year 1978 with a treadle letter press unit at the young age of 24 years, Bhavana Offset Printers has grown to the level of supplying printed material to the neighboring cities of Nellore, Guntur, Prakasam and Rayalaseema, apart from catering to the commercial print market in Vijayawada. They are fully equipped with several lines of multi-colour presses and complete in house facilities for pre-press and post-press equipment. The company boasts of an impressive clientele in the commercial and packaging printing sectors.

manroland India and Bhavana Offset teamBhavana purchased the pre-owned ROLAND 700 HiPrint press directly through manroland India’s pre-owned equipment division. Post the installation, manroland has also conducted a detailed technical training for the print operators at Bhavana. “We are very impressed with the ROLAND 700 HiPrint’s superior technology and decided in favour of the pre-owned equipment purchased directly from manroland India’s pre-owned press division, wherein we received complete support from the company right from choosing the correct equipment to the installation of the press,” commented Ramesh Babu.

The GATF award winning ROLAND 700 HiPrint chosen by Bhavana Printers is a high performance four colour press in the medium format (28 x 40 inch). The high capacity press is designed with double diameter sized impression cylinders and mark free transferters. The complete 7 O’Clock cylinder position ensures the flattest sheet travel and mark free printing highly recommended for cardboard printing. The four colour press is equipped with several features that enable faster make ready and significantly reduce changeover time: APL (Automatic plate loading) - the 100 percent automatic plate changing system doesn’t require bending of plates; QuickChange Surface – a special polymer coated ink fountain with no replacement of consumables or foils and faster cleaning with upto 30 percent less consumption of cleaning solvent; Automatic washing devices (rollers, blankets and impression cylinders) – for complete automatic and effective cleaning of the printing unit, between jobs; Enhanced stock thickness - the press is capable of printing on substrate thickness ranging from 0.04 upto 1.00 mm thus making it ideally suited for packaging jobs as well.

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